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Increase in demand for O D negative red cells. Updated guidance published by the National Blood Transfusion Committee

Letter of communication 18 July 2019


Educational resources to support the appropriate use of blood components and their alternatives.                                                

Blood component app

This is free to download and provides blood transfusion indication codes. It is based on relevant national transfusion guidelines for adults, infants and children, and neonates.

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and please use our poster to help promote the app in your clinical area.


Clinical course: Non Medical Authorisation of Blood Components 

The course costs £400 and is intended for senior nurses and midwives who are working towards making the clinical decision and providing the written instruction for blood component transfusion. This course was reviewed in May 2017 when it became a 3 day course.


2017 Events

Leadership in Transfusion

Paediatric and neonatal transfusion - your questions answered


*These may be ordered from the distribution hub 

 Hospice Resource

The following resources have been adapted and tailored to the specific requirements of hospice patients requiring transfusion. They have been produced in response to the National Comparative Audit of red blood cell transfusion in hospices 2016 and in collaboration with the staff from St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.